Thursday, December 24, 2009
I haven't been outside in three days. This is not good for the mind and body. It was raining for a couple of days and then it was just plain freezing. This is not a good excuse for not getting out and exercising. I have been trying to focus on making a few things for my grandchildren for Christmas. I have made this my top priority and I finally accomplished what I set out to do. My grandson requested a pair of hand knit mittens for Christmas so I made him a pair and a scarf to go with them. My little granddaughter, his sister, requested the same but "please grandma make them hot pink!" I finished her pair along with a scarf also. I ended up making mittens for all the grand kids and then I proceeded to make little ornament hats and stockings for them also. I used to make and give ornaments every year so that the kids would slowly gather their own ornaments for their Christmas Trees they would have some day. I would like to continue with that tradition. I have been so busy what with moving and getting settled during the holidays last year and the 2 years prior I had all of my sewing and knitting stuff packed away in storage. That made it really difficult for me to make anything when I would have to fish around for the supplies I needed. Prior to these last three years I always had a sewing room and could access my stuff whenever I felt the need to make something. It has always been really nice having access to all of my craft supplies whenever I wanted. This year I finally was able to set up a sewing room again! I had to let it sit and slowly I began to get organized enough to begin a project. I started knitting first because I was going to the coast a lot and it would be cold and I needed a hat and a scarf. Then I began to get traveling kits together so I would have things to do when away from home. My fiance is a surfer and I love to go to the beach with him hence I have had time to make things or read both of which I love to do. Anyway I am sort of getting away from what I started to say and that is that I am making things for Christmas. I am still working on a cape and hat for my little great grand niece. I hadn't made her anything when she was born and I feel that I should do something. I had a little bit of a hang up with her father so I didn't feel motivated to make anything. I am knocking down the walls that have been built up for way too long. My nephew and I don't see eye to eye but that is no reason to not recognize and appreciate the beautiful little niece who was born into our family. So back to work I go. It is Christmas eve and I am not done. Love to all. Happy Holidays!